Wenger and Guardiola pinpoint their danger men

Arsene Wenger told the Arsenal fans this weekend that our Brazilian centre-back Gabriel was back in the squad for tonight’s game against Bayern Munich, and many of us hoped that Wenger would play the Brazilian this evening, but it seems the Frenchman has decided to stick with his most experienced defensive pairing of Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker.

The German Champions, who are in excellent form, also have the best striker around at the moment in Robert Lewandowski, who has scored an amazing ten goals in his last six games – and will have to be contained if Arsenal are to have any hope of coming away with the three points. Wenger revealed his plan to try and stop him getting any chances. “The best way to combat him is for us to have the ball,” Le Prof said. “After that you have to be shrewd with him because inside the box he is outstanding.

“His technique, his finishing, his movement – that’s where we will need the experience of Koscielny and Mertesacker to deal with that.

“That will be one of the important things on the night.”

While Arsenal have to control Lewandowski, Bayern will also have their work cut out controlling our own strike force. The Munich manager Pep Guardiola also named the players he would be keeping an eye on. “…My old player Alexis is in top form. How he moves between the lines to create space is amazing.

“Theo Walcott does not play just as a right winger, he plays up front so that is why makes is a difference as he is so fast and it is difficult to control him.

“Obviously when a team decides to put Santi Cazorla as a playmaker it is the best signal of how they want to play. Normally in that position they play big strong guys to run and Arsenal decide to put Cazorla, When that happens, they are going to play well and they have done in the last month, especially in the Premier League.”

So it is lining up to be a great battle between two of the most in-form teams in Europe. We have the home advantage and the fans must get behind the team from the start. This could be an enthralling high-quality spectacle if the build up is anything to go by, and let’s hope the lads can prove that Bayern are not quite the invincible team that people think they are.


Tags Cazorla Lewandowski Sanchez Walcott


  1. Even if the gunners lost 6 nil i wouldn’t get up set #BM iz to powerful for us but go gunners still behind the club ?#COYG!!

  2. I guess it depends which Bayern will turn up tonight. If it is the same Bayern thrashing Dortmund then we’ll witness a very, very long evening. Better keep some smokes around. We have the players to pick them, I am not worried about that. I also know that we can match their defenders with what we have. I am just worried for the fact that Bayern is a really disgusting brilliant team. Crowd should also turn up and be the extra player, that will definitely help.
    In any case, it will give us an insight how are we doing against the selected elite in Europe and why not, against Citeh.

  3. If the boss partners Koscielny with Mertesacker then Coq, Carzola and Ramsey have to put in an extra shift to try and extinguish the danger before it come near our box. With due respect to Per, the only advantage we has against Gabriel is maybe the experience, “intelligence” in reading the game plus the language. On the other hand Gabriel offers more pace, aggression, good in the air, more energy and to some extent that Southern American fire in the belly attitude Alexis has.

    I definitely know who I would prefer Lewa, Costa, Muller (power, speed, aerial threat, intelligence) and co to face against, and my pick would be Gabriel for this one.

    1. per needs to play tonight . Everyone is concentrating on lewa but forgetting Muller to counter his world class movements and positioning we need per

  4. why does it fells like we dont bliv in our team.
    am going for an Arsenal win today bcos as gud as Bayern is our team is more stable with Le Coq, d guy is not (never) shy in big games.
    our attack is stronger with Alex nd Thoe. while our balance is better with Ranbo and Hector.
    plus am sure d players av improve in our game management now.
    nd lastly Cech nd Gab ll strt so.

    1. Yea! And bayern only managed a goal in their last bundesliga match… Who’s to say we can’t deal em a blow tonight????

  5. Looking forward for the match …Though we need to be tight with position and fast on the break …..Wishing all the Arsenal a joyful match with a win

  6. Not VerBatim : “I didn’t say he was better than Ronaldon I only said he has won something major(the premier league), did he train well today, he trained like eden” …. LmfaO…. Words of moanino against his acclaimed world best (after a fallout) … A mug is a mug!

  7. between guardiola and Bayern are class act I have been following comments of guardiola and players of Bayern it gives me a sense of pride that how they are respecting us even diver robben talked so highly of us and our style these things make me think that only winning trophies dont matter what matters more is how u win it how u set your image as a club .
    proud to be a gunner

  8. Dangermen ozil n alexis? Cazorla? Theo? Bellerin? Rambo? Munich dangerman=Lewa. Maybe Muller but methinks he’l be in Nacho’s back pocket all day. Very winnable game whicheva way u luk at it.

  9. “So it is lining up to be a great battle between two of the most in-form teams in Europe.”

    So Arsenal are the 2nd in-form team in Europe? Aww. Blushes a little bit.

  10. Hope we don’t see any strange tactical decision like Ozil playing on the right wing or Sanogo starting up front.

    1. If we see ozil on the right it’d be to have a 3 man midfield with Ramsey providing extra protection and his late runs into the box

  11. It’s going to be some game. We’ve got the EPL on track, time to do the same in Europe. I feel we are winning tonight. COYG, we love you and are proud as hell. Give a performance that’ll shut the mouths of all the haters.

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